Hakea rhombales F.Muell.

Fragm. 10:90 (1876)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Bushy shrub, 1.5-3 m high. Fl. red/pink-purple-red, Apr to Sep. Red sand, loam. Red sand dunes, sandplains, hillsides.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1997

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, 45-240 mm long, (1.6-)2 mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire. Inflorescences axillary, red or pink; pedicels 5-7 mm long. Perianth 7-12 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 15-22 mm long, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles 22-35 mm long, 16-23 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 15-20 mm long (including wing), 12-15 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± unequally down each lateral side. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August or September. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) Botanical Province(s), in the Pilbara (PIL), Gascoyne (GAS), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Gibson Desert (GD) or Murchison (MUR) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 21 November 2020


IBRA Regions
Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Carnegie, Chichester, Eastern Murchison, Fortescue, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mann-Musgrave Block, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
East Pilbara, Meekatharra, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna.